Daily Reflection


The covenant theme runs through both the readings of today. At different stages of our Christian life, beginning with baptism, we enter into and continue to renew our covenantal relationship with God, each of the sacraments being a renewal of this relationship. The essence of this covenant is love, without which it cannot last. When God chose Abraham to be the father of His people, he sealed the relationship with a covenant which found its ultimate realization in Jesus. The Pharisees, who claim to be children of Abraham, fail to follow Abraham’s example of faith; their hardness of heart blinds them to Jesus’ divine origin, leading to their rejection of his claim of being the Messiah. How faithful are we in our relationship with God?

5th Week of Lent